Over one million laptops have been deployed worldwide. This slide and the next one show some of the deployments.
Continuation of examples of deployments worldwide.
UCSB and Kellogg School in Goleta are doing a Contributors Program project that is pairing their school with a school in Kenya. Students will correspond and share cultural experiences via email. In addition, UCSB is developing more Sugar software Activities for the students with a special focus on science.
One small deployment is a Contributors Program project with 10 XOs at Audubon Middle School in Los Angeles. The machines are part of their FAMLI afterschool program. Students are learning to use the computers and will eventually have them circulate as a lending library for their group, managed by the students.
Now, let’s turn on the XOs. CUELA was fortunate to receive 12 XOs from Aldo Willis, vice president of MW Services Inc. These machines have been updated and are ready for members of CUELA to check out. If you are interested in checking one out, you will need to complete a check-out form today and agree to return the XO to Warren Dale here at Mulholland Middle School by February 12, 2010 so they will be ready to use at the SCaLE and CUE conferences in February and March. You are encouraged to let other educators try the machines as long as you assume the responsibility for returning the machine.
Let me point out some of the features of the XO keyboard. Along the top row you will find the Escape key, the ___ key, the Neighborhood, Friends, and Home view keys, a bar of keys that haven’t been programmed yet, the brightness adjustment keys, and the sound level keys. Then there is the ______ key and the frame key that toggles the frame on and off. The rest of the keyboard is a standard QWERTY keyboard. You can stop an Activity with Control-Q. You can save something with Control-S. The Journal will also automatically save your work.
This is the home view. It shows all of the favorite Activities arranged around the XO-man. If you would rather see these as a list, you can toggle to the list view using the icons at the top of the page. This may reveal other Activities that are installed but not favorites.
Now let’s look at the Neighborhood view. Here you will see all the other XOs that are within range of your machine, three phantom icons representing school servers, and any wifi signals in the area. If there is wifi, your XO will try to connect and you may see a little form to put a password in. If you do, just click “Cancel” and it will go away.
Now we will look at the Friends View. This will show the other XOs that have accepted your invitation to be your “friend”.
If you hover your cursor over one of the XOs, it will show who it is and give you a chance to invite them to join you in an Activity you are running.
The browse Activity icon looks like a globe.
The Browse Activity is a customized version of Firefox. When connected to the web, it can be used like any other browser. Without the connection it still has a lot of built in resources and can store ebooks for the XO.
The help Activity is the XO manual.
The manual can also be accessed with other computers on the web.
The Record Activity icon looks like an eye.
The Record Activity allows you to take photos, videos, and make sound recordings. Some of these can be used with some of the other Activities. If you are collaborating through the mesh, you will see the photos of others in your group along with yours at the bottom of the page.
The icon for the Write Activity looks like a piece of paper and a pencil.
The Write Activity is a word processing program. It allows you to paste other things such as photos taken with Record onto the page to illustrate your story. This can be saved to a usb stick and transfered to another computer with a printer for printing, or can be pasted into an email and sent in an email with the Browse Activity.
The Memorize Activity looks like a 3X3 grid.
Kids love the Memorize. It is a lot like a card game where they have to find the matching items. For learning, it is like a set of flash cards.
Teachers (and students) can create customized Memorize games. You can type in the items or import them from other Activities such as Record and Paint. This example shows some Chinese characters drawn in Paint paired with their
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